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General Description:

Teachers of the Visually Impaired provide services to students with visual impairments which will allow them to access the BPS curriculum and to participate safely in both school and community life to the greatest extent possible...

Responsibilities:
• Assessment:
• Teachers of the Visually Impaired will access students referred for assessment using appropriate testing instruments. And will determine the appropriate instructional medium (i.e., Braille, large print, etc.).
• Teachers of the Visually Impaired will write reports that reflect the results of standardized assessments and observations that contain information helpful and understandable to all involved parties and that contain clear recommendations.
• Assessments will be performed within timelines established in state and federal regulations.
• Vision Services:
• Instructional and consultation services will be provided to students based on the individual needs of each student and in compliance with each child’s IEP or 504 Plan.
• Teachers of the Visually Impaired will provide services in the least restrictive environment.
• Teachers of the Visually Impaired will participate in pre-referral, Team Meeting, Student Support Team activities and will provide professional development to school based staff as requested.
• Teachers of the Visually Impaired will consult with other Related Services providers, teachers, and parents in order to provide effective services in a variety of settings.
• Teachers of the Visually Impaired will consult with medical and rehabilitation specialists.
• General:
• Teachers of the Visually Impaired are to comply with state regulations concerning renewal of certifications.
• Teachers of the Visually Impaired are expected to develop, update, and adhere to both a daily and weekly schedule. Each school’s principal should be provided with a copy of that schedule.
• Teachers of the Visually Impaired are expected to maintain records of prior planning or lessons and to keep therapy notes for each child and therapy session and to maintain accurate records of student attendance.

Qualifications - Required:
• Master’s Degree from a University that is endorsed by Association of Education and Rehabilitation (AER)
• Massachusetts Teacher Certification in Visual Impairment

Terms : BTU, Group 1

Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.

NOTE: School-based managerial employees will work 223 days between July 1st and June 30th each year. The 223 day work-year will include the 180 days in which school is in session, and the additional days will be determined by the employee and the principal or headmaster of the school. This position subject to the City of Boston residency requirement.

School-based managerial employees are not eligible for vacation time or compensatory time. In the event of school cancellation due to snow or inclement weather, school-based managerial employees need not report to work.

The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work
Massachusetts United States

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